Midwest – U.S.A.

Five days after getting home from Costa Rica, and after washing the soles of our boots, we were taking off again, this time for another driving/tent-camping trip across the Midwest. The ultimate goal of this trip was to get the last eight states crossed off of our bucket list; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma,…

Guadalupe National Park

Saturday, November 4, 2017 On the way to our campground north of Carlsbad, New Mexico, we stopped by Guadalupe National Park to pick up a map, newspaper, and souvenirs – we’d use the map and park newspaper to help us plan the next day. While at the park Alan grabbed my camera (I was indisposed)…

Saguaro National Park

Thursday, November 2, 2017 We stopped in Phoenix to visit a wonderful old friend and his wife over dinner. I’ve known Jon for more than 45 years, and his wife Kelly is so warm and sweet – hard to find two better people on this earth. We had such a great time catching up, talking…

Petrified Forest National Park 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 After a third night of high gusty winds and very little sleep, we made the decision to quit the campground, and called the hotel in Phoenix to arrange coming in a night early (staying 2 nights). I also made a note to try and repair the busted zipper on the front…

Grand Canyon National Park

Sunday, October 29, 2017 We left Page, Arizona in the morning and headed for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we approached the area I noticed smoke. Why does it have to be smoke? The Park was in the process of a prescribed/controlled burn in the North Rim area. Of course they were….

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Today I felt like I got my photo-mojo back. Alan and I went on two different tours of Antelope Canyon with Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours. I went on the photographer’s tour (you must have a camera and tripod), and Alan went on the non-photographer tour (but he did take his Nikon P900…